30 Minutes

Jack Nowell

30 Minutes with… Jack Nowell

Rugby World: Got any nicknames?  Jack Nowell: Kiko. Gonzalo Camacho was at Exeter when there was a portly Argentine soap actor called Kiko and let’s just say I came back from…

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30 Minutes with… Duncan Weir

Rugby World: Do you have any hidden talents?  Duncan Weir: I was a footballer when I was younger and played for a few SPL youth teams, including Celtic – but I am…

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30 Minutes with… Jonny May

The Gloucester and England speedster talks heights, flights and bites RUGBY WORLD: Do you have any phobias? JONNY MAY: I hate heights and flying. Our flight to Edinburgh got cancelled this…

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30 Minutes with… Tom Youngs

The Leicester and England hooker talks farming, fears and flying RUGBY WORLD: Do you have any phobias? TOM YOUNGS: I don’t like heights very much. I get nervous going up the…

Billy Vunipola

30 Minutes with… Billy Vunipola

The Saracens and England No 8 talks Tests, Tonga and Tina Turner with Alan Dymock RUGBY WORLD: Do you have a nickname? BILLY VUNIPOLA: Billy is my nickname because my real…

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30 Minutes with… Tatafu Polota-Nau

The Waratahs and Wallaby hooker reveals his wacky side RUGBY WORLD: Do you have any phobias? TATAFU POLOTA-NAU: I used to be scared of swimming. When I was a kid I…

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30 Minutes with… Sam Warburton

The Lions and Wales captain talks drums, dances and dreadful CDs RUGBY WORLD: What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen or heard on the pitch? SAM WARBURTON: In a ruck, Bradley Davies shouting, “My…

Dinner duo: Becks and Boris

30 minutes with… Freddie Burns

RUGBY WORLD: Any nicknames? FREDDIE BURNS: It used to be Rubber Face because I pull horrendous faces when I’m playing; I can’t help but gurn. Then Tom Voyce started calling…

Happy chaps: Zebo and Jon Davies celebrate the Lions victory

30 minutes with… Simon Zebo

RUGBY WORLD: What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen or heard on the pitch? SIMON ZEBO: Conor Murray’s reaction to me telling him to kick the ball out when time wasn’t…

Dinner anyone? Jolie

30 minutes with… James O’Connor

RUGBY WORLD: Who are the jokers in the Wallaby squad? JAMES O’CONNOR: Kurtley Beale is one of the characters, he’s quite an extrovert and gets all the boys up. He…